Properties for sale in the sun
From an adobe home carved into the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in Santa Fe, New Mexico, to a Balinese-style house on Nassau and Paradise Island in the Bahamas.
Daniel Drive, Sanibel, Florida. A house with a screened lanai porch overlooking a lake, just a short walk from the local beach. The housecomes fully furnished and is within easy access of communal facilities, including a clubhouse, swimming pool and tennis court. It has a large central reception with vaulted ceilings and wood floors. 3 beds, 2 baths, recep, dining kitchen, gardens. $745,000VIP Realtors +1 239 472 5187.
Firefly, Sugar Hill, St James, Barbados. A house built in a traditional Barbadian colonial style in an elevated position overlooking Sugar Hill resort and the sea beyond. It has French doors leading onto terraces and a balcony spanning the length of the house. 5 beds,5 baths, 2 receps, 1-bed cottage, swimming pool. $3.3m Knight Frank 020-7629 8171.
Villa Askel, Marrakesh, Morocco. A Modernist villa just ten minutes from the centre of Marrakesh with a swimming pool that extends into the living room, casting striking reflections. It has floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the landscaped gardens, which include a teak deck, a traditional Berber tent, a tennis court and established olive trees. 5 beds, 5 baths,3 receps, library, bar. €2.6m. Christie's InternationalRealty +212 524 422 229.
Exeter Avenue, Bishopscourt, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa. This house is set in just under an acre of landscaped gardens in an elevated position with panoramic mountain views. It has large windows and French doors leading onto the terraces. 6 beds, 5 baths, 4 receps, gardens, swimming pool, 0.99 acres. R39.5m Savills 020-7016 3744.
Quinta da Capucha, Colares, Lisbon, Portugal. A restored, three-storey, 18th-century house set in a national park with views of the sea and surrounding countryside. It comes with a separate two-bedroom guest house. The balconies and covered verandahs overlook the garden and the interiors include large open fireplaces and are decorated throughout with antique decorative tiles. 9 beds, 3 receps, winery, stables, garage, swimming pool,1.38 acres. €3.2m Cluttons 020-7408 1010.
Old Sunset Trail, Sante Fe, New Mexico, USA. An adobe home carved into the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains with views over the Jemez Mountains. It has glass and stone walls, flagstone floors, open fireplaces and atriums providing additional light.4 beds, 4 baths, receps, exercise room, breakfast kitchen,indoor pool, 1-bed guest wing, gardens, ground, 3.41 acres. $9.75m Christie's International Realty +1 505 204 2491.
Bay Creek House, Old Fort Bay, Nassau and Paradise Island, Bahamas. A Balinese-style house with a 100ft deep water dock with ocean and canal frontage. It has teak cathedral ceilings, Spanish tiled floors and a mezzanine. 6 beds, 7 baths, 2 receps, 1-bed flat, swimming pool. $8.2m Sotheby's International Realty +1 242 424 9699.
Apsara, Old Fort Bay, Bahamas. This house is set on the northern shore of Old Fort Bay and comes with 150ft of waterfront with a private beach and 150ft of canal frontage. The oversized sliding doors leading onto the terraces give a seamless indoor/outdoor feeling to the living areas. 8 beds, 10 baths, open-plan living area, family room, 2-bed suite, outdoor steam room, swimming pool, boat dock, gardens,1 acre. Price on application. Christie's International Realty +1 242 322 1041.